Tag Archives: @mdvfunes

Coding in Base DS106 is Where It’s At!

TDC1500_TT_Base-DS106_600

It was interesting yesterday when The Daily Create tdc1500 said to celebrate 1500 creates in some way, and my patented @iamTalkyTina Handy-Dandy Base-DS106 Secret Decoder Ring had just arrived in the post from Zazzle! It was so easy for me to test out my ring to translate 1500 into Base DS106 and get @jimgroom|@ds106radio.

But then today’s The Daily Create tdc1501 asked for a media representation of the Meaning of Life (which aficionados all know can be simplistically, yet fundamentally represented as 42) but @mdvfunes said that you can’t use 42. So I turned to my handy-dandy, brand-spankin’ new patented @iamTalkyTina Base-DS106 Handy-Dandy Secret Decoder Ring to convert 42 into Base-DS106.

And should there be any surprise?

TDC1501_TT_42-in-Base-DS106

So it is a wonderful thing to be able to use numbers and secret codes and Base-DS106, plus have an @iamTalkyTina Handy-Dandy Base-DS106 Top Secret Decoder Ring of it.

Heavy Metal Bands for #ds106 True Friends

Well, this was just a twitter one that I did one night, but since I just mentioned it in Don’t Make It Too Easy, John!  I figured I should make it into a blog post of it. It was because my True Friend  Mr. Paul (@phb256 on Twitter) wanted to know if I had a Heavy Metal Band.

"Does Tina Have a Band?" said by @phb256 on Twitter.

“Does Tina Have a Band?” said by @phb256 on Twitter.

So, there is a thing on the Internet that you click and it makes a random Heavy Metal Band name for you.. So I decided to use it to find a special band back for Mr. Paul:

for @phb256

"InRentedRapture" for @phb256

“InRentedRapture” for @phb256

After that,  I just sat there on the Internet and clicked it for hours and hours, picking out the gems of it that worked for some of my other True Friends.

So here are the good ones that it made:

for @cogdog

"Dog Tails in Bike Spokes" band for my Still True Friend  @cogdog

“Dog Tails in Bike Spokes” band for my Still True Friend @cogdog

for @mdvfunes

"GestaltOnTheFreeway" for @mdvfunes

“GestaltOnTheFreeway” for @mdvfunes

for @Todd_Conaway

"Killer Squirrel Gardens" for my True Friend @Todd_Conaway

“Killer Squirrel Gardens” for my True Friend @Todd_Conaway

for @Rowan_Peter

"AussieMowerManiacs" for @rowan_peter

“AussieMowerManiacs” for @rowan_peter

for @scottlo

EarWhacks

“EarWhacks” for my New Old Radio Friend, @ScottLo

for @dkernohan and @VivienRolfe

"EmbouchureApocalypse" for @dkernohan and @VivienRolfe

“EmbouchureApocalypse” for @dkernohan and @VivienRolfe

for @easegill

"SpelunkInYerJunker" for @easegill

“SpelunkInYerJunker” for @easegill

for @hanksoda and the Ice Weasels

"Warfarin'" for @HankSoda and The Ice Weasels

“Warfarin'” for @HankSoda and The Ice Weasels

for UNCLE @jimgroom

"HippyMOOCSLaughter" for @jimgroom

“HippyMOOCSLaughter” for UNCLE @jimgroom

The last one here for UNCLE Jim is the one that I also put into John’s Dance Jim Dance automatic GIF-maker when I said Don’t Make It Too Easy, John!

"Dancing Jim - HippyMOOCSlaughter" animated GIF

“Dancing Jim – HippyMOOCSlaughter” animated GIF

Plus, I didn’t think about it then, but it could also be Hippy MOOCS Laughter or Hippy MOOC Slaughter depending on how you are feeling on that particular day. 

Well, bye!

Don’t Try this at Home, Kids!

"Playing on the Stairs," animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“Playing on the Stairs,” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

First, please understand that as a trained actress, stunt person, ninja, and generally responsible person, I have a deep understanding and heathy respect for stairs. Those of you who know me will understand this.

Second, know that as the designated and contracted Health and Safety Officer for The DS106 WorkPlace, I can only advocate for a most careful and proper use of any and all stairs. Stairs are not to be trifled with, nor treated without the appropriate caution. If there are handrails, hold onto them.

Third, please respect and follow my direction when I say, “Don’t Try This at Home, Kids!”

All that being said, I got a great piece of news today from my friend Mariana (@mdvfunes), who found me a beautiful set of stairs by S|PyroGIF on Tumblr (@BlobbyBarack on Twitter). I just had to try them out as soon as I saw them, and I must confess that I have been playing on them ever since.  Up and down, down and up, they are just SO MUCH FUN! I have been doing all of my special moves and and even trying out some new ones and I must admit that they are among the finest stairs I have ever encountered. Yes, there have been other stairs that are more aesthetic, or more historic, or more personally satisfying for reasons I will not mention. But these stairs are the most funnest!

And so, as I say “Well, Bye,” you can imagine me enjoying many hours yet to come of exploring this new find. Thanks, Mariana!

See ya!   😉

Talky Tina Goes to Work

“Stopping by the Old Office” by iamtalkytina, on Flickr

Well! It is a time to come out of the wooden work and get back to some ds106 goodness! And to Make Some Art, Bub!

My Still True Friend Alan (@cogdog, on Twitter) is having a new course of ds106 Digital Storytelling Community and it will be a great time for me to have some new people be my Friends.

In other times, I have had Open Friends and New Friends, and especially True Friends (they get badges!) but this time I think I will have Work Friends. Those will be new friends of mine from Alan who is teaching a course of Work ds106 for people at George Mason University, and it is called DS106 Storytelling Goes to Work. And he even has a suitcase for it.

So. I wrote before some ideas that I had that people should do and so just in case you missed the details when Alan said then you might find some reminders from me in my post called Some Advice for My Newest Friends.

I will be making a new page for Work Friends and putting it up in my menu bar space where it will be easy to find. And when I get names and blog names and twitter and the such. And I will be using my various special skills to help people when I can to do their work.

Plus, it is time to Make Some Art, Bub — and that UNCLE @jimgroom should not be having his Art Lack any more. Plus other people in ds106 Community. Like I saw already that my True Friends Rowan (@rowan_peter, on Twitter) made office work messages to Todd (@Todd_Conaway, on Twitter) and to Mariana (@mdvfunes, on Twitter), plus Tom (@twoodwar, on Twitter) and John (@johnjohnston, on Twitter) who made a GIF TV, and I got my own channel (press #12), plus a cow (@annycow, on Twitter).

So, I will probably take my ds106 work with me when I am on missions and might not be in that old office much, but I will still be doing my creating and things.

But you should make sure you click on all the links up above before you go do anything else. There is lots of good stories in those links.

And hello to all the GMU peoples who will be new Work Friends of me!

Well, bye!

Would You Like Pancakes with Planes?

"Would You Like Some More Pancakes, with Planes?" animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“Would You Like Some More Pancakes, with Planes?” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

Well, it was a while ago that I tweeted to @jimgroom saying he should make some Art, bub and make two things (thing 1, thing 2) into #ds106 assignments. And do them, too. But I was on a mission and I didn’t see if he was awake or whatever, but then this morning I saw Rochelle (@Rockylou22, on Twitter) made a 3D brain of it and so I was asking if other people had made an assignment of it or what.

So after reading about it again and besides I was done with a mission, I decided to try to make one using the 3D GIF that I already did without lines and made into an assignment already before called Monster Chiller Horror Theatre 3D GIF for the August 2013 GIF Challenge #10 last summer.

While I was adding lines to it, Mariana (@mdvfunes, on Twitter) and Tom (@twoodwar, on Twitter) were doing a chat on the Twitter about it. So when the tweets popped up and Tom said z-axis then I added some more lines on different planes to my GIF to see if it would help explain it to people with their eyes.

Does this one help with 3 lines on 3 different planes?

"Would You Like Some More Pancakes, with 3 Planes" animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“Would You Like Some More Pancakes, with 3 Planes” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

It it, the up-and-down line on the left is on a plane that is a little bit behind the plane that the up-and-down line on the right is on and they are both behind the plane that the back-and-forth at the bottom in on.

Plus, this GIF below has yet another line on a Plane flying in the back of him.

"Would You Like Some More Pancakes, with 4 Planes" animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“Would You Like Some More Pancakes, with 4 Planes” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

In the z-axis explaining of it, it is kind of like layers in photoshop, with a plane behind him with a one back-and-forth line on it and one plane way out in front of him with a back-and-forth line on it and two planes in between them with up-and-down lines drawn on them. And then when he moves in the 3D move, he keeps breaking the planes (like layers in his life) that are drawn on the different planes from behind him out to in front of him.

So when I was doing this I think it helps to have a good 3D GIF type clip to start with where the thing that is going to break the planes is coming out of the middle or away from part of the thing that is not coming out of the planes. Like in the video with the music that Mariana said (see below, just remember to turn down your sound if you don’t like a song, but as for me, I was dancing) when his foot was swinging around or when his hand was swinging around but part of his middle body wasn’t.

Plus in the Pancake GIF I was thinking of doing his belly too but it wasn’t forward enough like the Pancakes are unless I made a different line for it so I didn’t. But I had to see that the plane for the plate wasn’t the same as one for his belly. But it would be funny to do his belly, too. But it would have too many planes then and it would cause congestion and possibly an accident.

Well, so that is my first attempt at it and a kind of explanation of it, but who is going to make it an assignment? It could be called Making 3D GIFS with Planes.

Instant GlitchaChrome GIF Art — Just Add Tina

GlitchaChrome ds106 Glitch GIF of @iamTalkyTina

My GlitchaChrome ds106 Glitch GIF of me

Well! It was very nice to read my True Friend John Johnston‘s (@johnjohnston, on Twitter) post, called Glitchachrome ds106 Glitch GIFs,  about how he made an app to make a GlitchAChrome ds106 Glitch GIF  to make GlitchGIFs like my True Friends Mariana (@mdvfunes) and Christina (@clhendricksbc) had been doing while I was having an Art Lack like UNCLE Jim, and then make it like a Chrome like Rochelle (@Rockylou22) did, and then all I had to do was download it and put in a picture and then press some buttons to make my very own instant GlitchaChrome ds106 Glitch GIF Artwork of me. That is what I made up above.

I started with my nice CGA (Club of Ghostly Avatars) picture from yesterday.  (Isn’t it just a little bit spooky of me? DUtMW. TDLtMW!)

“Tina Ghost Selfie” by iamtalkytina, on Flickr

This is what it looks like when you are making a GlitchaChrome ds106 GIF Art using John’s app.

John Johnston, Simple Glitch app

John Johnston’s Simple Glitch app interface, with ME!

You can see how I picked six different Glitch versions that it made for me down at the bottom (I had to keep pressing Reset Image and Ran String from Img buttons and then the big GLITCH IT! button and then pick the one I liked by clicking in that thumbnail box and did that six times and then I just pressed Export GlitchaChrome GIF button plus I made it 17 instead of 20 delay, just to be different.   You can read about how he made his app on his blog post, Glitchachrome ds106 Glitch GIFs. That is what I did and then I made my GlitchaChrome ds106 Glitch GIF of me!

Plus, you can download John’s app called Simple Glitch from his blog post so you can make your own of it like I did. It only took me longer to download than it did to make the Art. That is what I say is the easy way to Make Art. Plus, it is a fun way for Friends to make Art.

So now it is YOUR turn!

Well, bye!

New #headless13 Friends, and a new True Friend

Well! The numbers on the Countdowner-thingy are getting lower and lower, and both are now in the single digits.

"The #headless13 Countdowner-thingy" animated GIF by iamTalkyTina

“The #headless13 Countdowner-thingy” animated GIF by iamTalkyTina

As of right now, tonight, there are only 6 blogs on our #headless13 Friends Index that are the efforts of unnamed #headless peoples, and there are only 9 in total that do not have a Twitter name (that we know of).

This is a wonderful improvement from just two days ago when we were at 9 unnamed and 17 without Twitter respectively. I am a little bit worried (not because of my height, but just because it is an expression of just a little bit) that six of the blogs on the #headless13 Friends Index are not really showing any real sign of #4life, and I have tried my very best to leave comments and inviting messages of welcome wherever possible — although one or two do not allow comments and so that has been kind of hard in those cases. Plus the fact that we are not about pushy here in the #ds106 community and we are all about Friends. But it may be that some are just slow to wake up from the shock of decapitation. Plus, I have not checked the OPML thing in two days (it now lists 66 blogs and I have 64 in my little database), plus there are 78 in the Google+ Community who may be doing #headless13 without a blog (as of yet) or maybe it is just some #4lifer regulars in their messing around while they take a #headless13 hiatus.

However it works out, the #headless13 fall session seems to be alive and well-decapitated.

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I have been very pleased with the help that my new friend Mariana Funes (@mdvfunes) who has been SO helpful in the detective work in finding names and the Twitter names of the unknown mystery Friends on the #headless13 Friends Index.  It is always wonderful to have Friends that you can count on, and I know that Mariana has had her little heart set on a True Friends badge for a while now, so I would like to acknowledge all of her help and Friendship and niceness by presenting her with her badge. She is also now listed on the True Friends Index.   Thank you, Mariana, and congratulations!

Let’s find a way of welcoming the remaining mystery people into our community before they get cut adrift, and let’s all have a great time making some Art, bub!

Plus, Mariana Made an Art for Me.

P.S. Just in case you have not seen the following little wonder on the Internet over the past two days since it appeared, I am going to embed the wonderful response that Mariana said to me in response to the question that I asked her (because she is the #ds106 on-the-couch psycho person), which was, “Siri, what is the meaning of life?”

This is the Art that she made back to me for my question to her. Here it is:

Isn’t that special? I like the parts that have me and things that I say the best. Plus that other part was good, too, the poem that talked about Wraiths.  And (spoiler) it was sad when the fish died.

#ds106  #4life